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Daniel Kaluuya snagged the best actor award in a film at the 27th annual SAG Awards on Sunday night.
The actor, who portrays Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, in Judas and the Black Messiah. The actor prevailed over fellow nominees Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of The Chicago 7), Chadwick Boseman (Da 5 Bloods), Jared Leto (The Little Things), and Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night In Miami).
“I share this light with all the nominees. Like everyone who was part of making Judas and the Black Messiah, you can’t make a film without an incredible group of people that come together and want to say a truth,” Kaluuya said in his acceptance speech.
“I want to share this with LaKeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback, to Jermaine Fowler and all the incredible day players that show up. And Chairman Fred Hampton for guiding us and showing us his power, even though 52 years later. This one’s for Chadwick Boseman and this one is for Chairman Fred Hampton. Thank you so much.”
This marks Kaluuya’s second win and third nomination at the SAG Awards. He’s previously been nominated for best actor and best cast for his performance in 2017’s Get Out. Kaluuya collected a win along with the cast of Black Panther in 2019.
The 27th annual SAG Awards, which had no host or honorees, aired on TBS and TNT on Sunday, April 4 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.
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